Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

U.S. Senate and House Candidates Debate in Fairbanks

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Candidates for U.S. Senate and House exchanged views yesterday in Fairbanks at a Chamber of Commerce sponsored forum.  Longtime...

Older Americans Not Only Ones Affected By Social Security

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Social Security, that venerable institution, turns 75-years-old this year. It provides retirement income for more than 70,000 Alaskans, but...

Talk of Alaska: Joe Miller, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

The federal deficit and narrowing government to its Constitutional dimensions are the major planks of the platform on which Republican Joe ...

Berkowitz Campaign Battling RGA Advertising

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage This morning the Democratic gubernatorial campaign of Ethan Berkowitz goes into court to challenge a large advertising buy by the...

Republican, Democratic Parties Opposing Polling Place Write-In Lists

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage With only days to go before the November election, Republicans and Democrats in Alaska have...

Talk of Alaska: Sean Parnell, Republican Candidate for Governor

After years of service in the Legislature and the Lieutenant Governor’s office, Sean Parnell became Governor when Sarah Palin resigned.   Now he...

Senate Campaigns Step Up Over Weekend

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The U.S. Senate campaign stepped up over the weekend, with debates at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and in Anchorage featuring...

Health Care Issue Remains Unaddressed in Gubernatorial Race

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The debate over the federal health care law dominated discussions of policy and politics a year ago, but...

Early Voting on Pace to Surpass 2006 Numbers

Associated Press Absentee and early voting could play an important role in the outcome of the Alaska Senate race. In the first three days of...

Democrats May Sue Over Voting Booth Write-In Lists

Associated Press Alaska Democrats are threatening to sue the state, alleging election officials are trying to influence the outcome of the U.S. Senate race...

Republican Party Members Send Open Letter to Joe Miller

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Some well-known Republican Party of Alaska members have written an open letter to Joe Miller, asking the party’s endorsed...

Young Hoping to Block Approval of Genetically Engineers Salmon

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg Alaska Congressman Don Young is hoping to block U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of genetically engineered salmon, or...

Talk of Alaska: Harry Crawford, Democratic Candidate for U.S. House

If Alaskans want to send a message to Washington, Harry Crawford says he’s the man to do it.  He’s running against Don Young...

Miller Files Complaint With Federal Elections Commission

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage U.S.  Senate candidate Joe Miller has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission over an organization of Native corporations...

Effort to List Polar Bears as Endangered Hits U.S. District Court

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC A federal judge is ordering the Obama administration to review whether polar bears are endangered under federal law. U.S....

Voters Deciding Fate of Nearly $400 Million for Educational Projects

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Among the issues voters will be asked to approve on election day next month is a nearly $400 million...

Early Voting Has Begun, So Have the Disputes

Aaron Selbig, KBBI - Homer It's going to be an unusual election, and if the Senate race is close, it's likely to drag through the...

RUNNING: State House, District 33 Kenai

Dick Waisanen (D) and Kurt Olson (R) are running  for State House in District 33, Kenai in Alaska’s General Election...

RUNNING: State Senate, District P Anchorage

Janet Reiser (D), Cathy Giessel (R) and Phillip L. “Phil” Dziubinski (non) are running  for State Senate in District P, Anchorage in...

RUNNING: State House, District 31 Anchorage

Lupe Marroquin (D) and Bob Lynn (R) are running  for State House in District 31, Anchorage in Alaska’s General Election...